Douglas McKee Family

Descendants of James Douglas Allen McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  James Douglas Allen3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born January 04, 1893 in Popular Springs, Laurens County, South Carolina, and died October 01, 1946 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.  He married Ruby Elois Elam June 18, 1911 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina by Wade Burton, daughter of William Elam and Willie Sprouse.  She was born December 01, 1892 in Lincolnton County, Georgia, and died November 27, 1972 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Notes for James Douglas Allen McKee:

JAMES D. MCKEE DIES IN CHURCH-GREENVILLE NEWS

GREENWOOD, OCT. 2-JAMES DOUGLAS A. MCKEE, 53, OF GREENWOOD, DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY NIGHT AT 9:30 O’CLOCK AT CALLIE SELF MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE HE WAS ATTENDING A TRAINING UNION MEETING.

MR. MCKEE WAS A SON OF THE LATE ANDREW L. MCKEE AND MARY JANE PUCKETT MCKEE OF LAURENS COUNTY.  HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CALLIE SELF CHURCH, A MASON, A MEMBER OF THE WOODMEN OF THE WOLD AND WOODMAN CIRCLE  HE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AT THE FARMERS SEED AND FEED STORE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, THE FORMER MISS RUBY ELAM AND SIX CHILDREN, ALLEN, BRUCE, ROYCE AND EDNA MCKEE. MRS. ROBERT ALLEN AND MRS. RAY GILDEN; FOUR SISTERS, MRS. LIZZIE HILL, MRS. S. W. WILSON, MRS. R. L . PATTON AND MRS. J. C .THOMAS; TWO BROTHERS; T. E. MCKEE AND J. A MCKEE; ALSO FIVE GRANDCHILDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 O’CLOCK AT CALLIE SELF CHURCH WITH REV. H. E. WILLIS; REV. A. M. DOGGETT AND REV. C. L. HARRIS OFFICIATING.  BURIAL WILL BE IN SOUTH GREENWOOD CEMETERY.

 

DEATH CLAIMS JAS.  D. A. MCKEE-GREENWOOD INDEX-JOURNAL

ESTEEMED CITIZEN DIES LAST NIGHT AT CHURCH MEETING; FUNERAL THRUSDAY

JAMES DOULAS A. MCKEE, 52, CAMBRIDGE STREET, WELL KNOWN AND ESTEEMED CITIZEN OF THIS CITY, DIED SUDDENLY LAST NIGHT AT 9:30 PM AT CALLIE SELF MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE HE HAD GONE TO ATTEND A B. T. U. MEETING.

MR. MCKEE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE ANDREW L. MCKEE AND MARY JANE PUCKETT OF PROMINENT LAURENS COUNTY FAMILIES.  HE WAS FIFTY-THREE YEARS OF AGE.

HE WAS A LOYAL AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CALLIE SELF MEMORIAL BAPITST CHURCH FOR THE PAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS, A MASON, A MEMBER OF THE WOODMEN OF THE WORLD, AND WOODMAN CIRCLE.

MR. MCKEE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AT THE FARMERS FEED AND SEED STORE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS WHERE HE HAD A HOST OF FRIENDS.  HE WAS A GOOD NEIGHBOOR AND HIS UPRIGHTNESS AND GENIAL, CHEERFUL MANNER WON HIM A NUMBER OF FRIENDS WHO ARE GREATLY SHOCKED AT HIS SUDDEN PASSING AND WHO SYMPATHIZE WITH HIS FAMILY IN THEIR LOSS.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, THE FORMER MISS RUBY ELAM, AND SIX CHILDREN-ALLEN, BRUCE, YOCE AND EDNA MCKEE; MRS. ROBERT ALLEN AND MRS. RAY GILDEN; ALL OF THIS CITY; THE FOLLOWING SISTERS, MRS. LIZZIE HILL, LAURENS; MRS. S. W. WILSON, SPARTANBURG; MRS. R. L. PATTON, TAYLORS; AND MRS. J. C. THOMAS, DANVILLE, VA;  THE FOLLOWING BROTHERS, T. E. MCKEE, MILL SPRINGS, NC; AND J. A. MCKEE, LAURENS; AND FIVE GRANDCHILDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT FOUR O’CLOCK FROM THE CALLIE SELF MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH THE SERVICES CONDUCTED BY THE REV. J. E. WILLIS, THE REV. A. M. DOGGETT AND THE REV. C. L. HARRIS.

THE FOLLOWING FRIENDS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SERVE AS PALLBEARERS AND ARE REQUESTED TO MEET AT THE RESIDENCE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 3:30.  HERBERT PENN, E. B. BRYAN, RHETT BRYAN, LEE TAYLOR, RAMEY R. UNDERWOOD AND A. B. BROWN.  NIECES WILL SERVE AS FLOWER BEARERS.

THE BODY IS AT THE RESIDENCE PENDING THE HOUR OF THE SERVICE.   WILLIAMS MORTUARY.

 

Notes for Ruby Elois Elam:

OBITUARY—-GREENWOOD INDEX JOURNAL

MRS. RUBY ELAM MCKEE, 79, OF 157 ORANGE ST. DIED THIS MORNING AT HER HOME AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS.

SHE WAS BORN IN LINCOLNTON, GA., A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE HENRY AND WILLIE SPROUCE ELAM.

SHE HAD LIVED IN GREENWOOD ALL OF HER LIFE AND WAS A MEMBER OF MATTHEWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, THE LADIES’ COURT OF WOODMEN OF THE WORLD AND THE LADIES’ BIBLE CLASS OF THE CHURCH.

SHE WAS THE WIDOW OF JAMES DOUGLAS MCKEE, WHO DIED IN 1946.

SURVIVING ARE THREE DAUGHTERS, MRS. ROBERT [EMMA] ALLEN AND MRS. RAY [RUTH] GILDEN OF GREENWOOD AND MISS EDNA MCKEE OF THE HOME; THREE SONS, ALLEN MCKEE AND BRUCE MCKEE OF GREENWOOD AND ROYCE MCKEE OF ALAMEDA, CALIF.; THREE SISTERS, MRS. JOHN LEMASTERS OF SPARTANBURG; MRS. W. H. PARK OF DUNCAN AND MRS. MONROE HITT OF DALLAS, TEXAS; ONE BROTHER, J. P. ELAM OF WARE SHOALS; 15 GRANDHCILDREN AND 10 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD TUESDAY AT 3 PM AT MATTHEWS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BY THE REV. JOHN G. HIPP AND THE REV. WALLACE CULP.  BURIAL WILL BE IN THE MATTHEWS CEMETERY.

PALLBEARERS WILL BE AUSTIN ATTAWAY, MARION MCLEAN, RAMEY UNDERWOOD, JAMES BOGGERO, CECIL COVIL, PHIL PACE, BILLY SCOGGINS AND JAY WALKER.

THE BODY IS AT  HARLEY FUNERAL HOME, WHERE THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS TONIGHT FRON 7 UTNIL 9 O’CLOCK, AND WILL BE PLACED IN THE CHURCH TUESDAY AT 2 PM.

THE FAMILY IS AT THE HOME.

Children of James McKee and Ruby Elam are:

+      2                 i.    Otis Allen4 McKee, born July 24, 1915 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina; died March 01, 1988 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

3                ii.    Mary Dorothy McKee, born July 19, 1917 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina; died February 22, 1923 in Ninety Six District, South Carolina.

+      4               iii.    Henry Royce McKee, born October 22, 1919 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina; died May 05, 1999 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

+      5               iv.    Emma Frances McKee, born  in Greenwood County, South Carolina.

+      6                v.    Ruth Elois McKee, born August 05, 1923 in Ninety Six District, Greenwood County, South Carolina; died May 23, 1987 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

7               vi.    James Douglas McKee, Jr, born February 27, 1925 in Greenwood County, South Carolina; died April 27, 1926 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.

More About James Douglas McKee, Jr:

Burial: April 1926, Mathews Cemetery, Greenwood County, South Carolina

8              vii.    Willie Edna McKee, born August 22, 1927 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina; died August 09, 1994 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Notes for Willie Edna McKee:

Newspaper Article

EDNA MCKEE:SERVING THE LORD BY HELPING THOSE IN NEED

by David Morgan

Edna McKee of Greenwood considers herself a servant of the Lord and one way to serce the Lord is to serve others, which she does exceptionally well.

She is a lifelong resident of Greenwood and a lifelong member of Matthews United Methodist Church in South Greenwood. Her parents, James Douglas McKee and Ruby Elma McKee first took her to church as an infant when it was originally located in what is now the Matthews Community Center on Kirksey Drive.

Ms. McKee was raised in a closeknit, Christian family who had daily devotionals. She was one of eight children and has two brothers and one sister still living. One of her brothers is Bruce McKee of Coronaca. he is a former Ninety Six postmaster.

Her father ran a grocery store in Ninety Six and later in Greenwood. At the time of his death, James McKee was working for Curtis Miller.

Retired since 1979, Edna McKee has worked at several jobs, including the Greenwood Methodist Home and 25 years at the Matthew Plant of Greenwood Mills. Before retiring, she worked with the eight year old class and the MYF at her church. Now she teaches the two and three year olds at Matthews United Methodist. She has also been a member of the United Methodist Women since the 1960s.

She is a member of the church committee which is in charge of visitation to members who are either sick or home bound. Ms. McKee helps look after these people and tend to their needs. She will sit with them if they are sick at home or in the hospital. She will buy groceries and other items for them. If there is a death in the home of a church member, Edna McKee is there to help out while funeral preparations are being made. She does this not only for her fellow church members, but also for friends, relatives and neighbors.

Edna McKee mails church bulletins at her own expense to members who live out of town. One fact she is especially proud of is that since her retirement in July of 1979 she has not missed a single church service.

In 1955, Edna McKee was in an automible accident. She was in a car with five other passengers. The car was not involved with any other vechicle, but flipped three times. Ms. McKee was the only one injured in the wreck. While recuperating in the hospital, she knew that God had put her on earth for a purpose and has been doing her best to serve Him.

Her explanation for helping others is a simple one: “I do it because I love the Lord and I love people.”

 

Edna McKee                          Greenwood Index Journal

Edna McKee, 66, of 2418 South Main St., died Aug, 9, 1994 at her home.

Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of the late James Douglas and Ruby Elam McKee.  She retired from the Greenwood Methodist Home and Greenwood Mills, Mathews Plant and was a helping hand for members of Mathews United Methodist Church where she taught in the children’s Sunday School department.

Surviving are a sister, Emma Allen of Greenwood; and two brothers, Royce McKee of Greenwood and Bruce McKee of Coronaca.

Services will be Thursday at 4 pm at Mathews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lewis R. Sherard and the Rev. John G. Hipp officiating. Burial will be in Mathews Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Thomas, Hilton L. Dodgen Sr., Bill hodges, Emory Bailey, Ray Snelling, Clyde Evans, Gary Palmer, and Chip Snelling.

Honorary escorts will be the men of  Mathews United Methodist Church.

The body is at Harley Funeral Home and will be placed in the church Thursday at 3 pm.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

The family is at the home of a brother, Royce McKee, 531 Wilson St.  No.2.

Memorial may be made to Mathews United Methodist Church, PO Box 2066, Greenwood, SC 29646.

+      9             viii.    Howard Bruce McKee, born  in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Generation No. 2

        2.  Otis Allen4 McKee (James Douglas Allen3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born July 24, 1915 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, and died March 01, 1988 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.  He married Carolyn Powell July 02, 1938 in Greenwood County, South Carolina by R. J. Cartledge, daughter of George Powell and Permelia Ransom.  She was born August 31, 1912 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and died March 02, 1976 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.

Notes for Otis Allen McKee:

Allen McKee                                         Greenwood Index Journal

Allen McKee, 72, of 101 Piedmont St., widower of Mrs. Carolyn Powell McKee, died March 1, 1988 at Self Memorial Hospital.

Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late James Douglas and Ruby Elam McKee.  He was retired from Greenwood Mills, Matthews Plant was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church.  He was also a member of Mathews Masonic Lodge No. 358, Hejaz Temple, the Greenwood Antuque Care Club and the Quarter Century Club of Greenwood Mills.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Denton {Ramona} Jefferson and Miss Barbara Ann McKee of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Allen and Miss Edna McKee of Greenwood; two brothers, Royce McKee and Bruce McKee of Greenwood; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 pm Thursday at Harley Funeral Home with the Rev. Reuel Westbrook, the Rev. Jack Mullinax and  the Rev. John Hipp officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Boles, William S. “Bill” Nickles, James Ray Dodgen, Willie Beshers, Henry Hollingsworth, Frank Addy, Don Keadle, Tim Dixon and Bill Turner.

Honarary escort will be members of Mathews Masonic Lodge No. 358 and the Greenwood Shrine Club along with Milton  “Buddy” Davis, Mac Mills, Ralph Price, Dr. Jack Collins, Dr. Wiley Price, Dr. Travis Stevenson, Dr. O. M. Cobb Jr. Dr. Jack Scurry, Dr. John Harrison, Jack Scott and Earl Cowan.

The body is at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight.

The family is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Jefferson, 420 Panacea Road, Augusta Fields.

 

Notes for Carolyn Powell:

Mrs. Carolyn McKee                          Greenwood Index Journal

Mrs. Carolyn Powell McKee, 63, of 101 Piedmont St., wife of Allen McKee, died Tuesday afternoon at Self Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Edgefield County, a daughter of the late George and Parmelia Ranson Powell.  She was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home, are two daughters, Mrs. Ramona Jefferson, and Mrs. Barbara Ann McKee, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Miss Margaret Powell of the home and Mrs. James [Dot] Boggero of Greenwood; two brothers, George T. Powell of Greenwood and john [Bud] Powell of the home; five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 am Thursday at Harley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Reuel Westbrook and the Rev. C. H. McCarson officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Rudolph Sims, Bill Turner, William Nickles, Joe M. Minor, Milton Davis, Roy Summery, Guy Moon, Henry Suddeth, Jack Bass, and Raymond Hudgen.

Honorary escort will be Ranson Sullivan, Roy Gibson, W. W. Buckheister, H. S. Buzhardt, Charlie Bowles, T. R. Underwood, Odell Duvall, Harold White, Pete Bowie, James Ray Dodgen, James Anderson, Maxie Shumate, William Coursey, Willard McDaniel, Robert Ledford, Whitey Sexton, Jack Sizemore, James Hall, Dr. E. M. Mobley, and Dr. W. N. Price.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9.

 

The State

Greenwood—-Mrs. Carolyn Powell McKee, 63, wife of Allen McKee, died Tuesday in Self Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 11am Thursday in Harley Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

4.  Henry Royce4 McKee (James Douglas Allen3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 22, 1919 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, and died May 05, 1999 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.  He married Louise Jeanette “Jimmie” Williams July 26, 1942 in Callie Self Baptist Church, Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, daughter of James Williams and Gladys Wiley.  She was born May 18, 1921 in Ninety Six District, South Carolina, and died December 25, 1991 in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, South Carolina.

 

Obituary

Henry Royce MCKee, 79, of 531 Wilson St., died MAy 5, 1999, at his home.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Jame Douglas and Ruby Elam McKee.

Survivors:a daughter, Sherry Faloctico, Boston; a son, Richard ‘Dick’ McKee, Durham, NC; a sister, Emma Allen, Greenwood; a brother, Bruce McKee, Coronaca; and four grandchildren.

Visitation:7 to 9 pm today at Harley Funeral Home; 11 am Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial:Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Memorials:First Baptist Church PO Box 702, Greenwood, SC 29648.

The family is at the home.

 

Henry Royce McKee                                          Greenwood Index Journal

Greenwood-Henry Royce McKee, of 531 Wilson Street, #2, widower of Jeanette “Jimmie” Williams McKee, died May 5, 1999 at his home.

Born in Greenwood, he was a son of the late James Douglas and Ruby Elam McKee.  He retired from Greenwood Mills, the U.S. Army and the S.C. National Guard, where he served for 36 years, retiring as a Brigadier General.  He served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  He was the manager of Southside Mercantile and was a member of the Greenwood Lions Club and the Mathews and Greenwood Masonic Lodges, where he was past Grand Master.  He was a member of  First Baptist Church and the Baraca Sunday School Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Falotico of Boston; a son, Richard “Dick” McKee of Durham, NC; a sister, Emma Allen of Greenwood, a brother, Bruce McKee of  Coronaca; and four grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 am Saturday at First Baptist Church by Dr. J. William Harris and the Rev. Carlton Allen. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.  The body will be placed in the church at 10 am.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Ernest Young, Barry Russell, Harold White, Giles Daniel, Harry Irwin, Marshall Culbertson, Horace Culbertson, George Coleman and Dr. W. E. James.

Honorary escort will be members of the Baraca Sunday School Class of  First Baptist Church along with Dr. Samuel T. Burnette.

The family will receive from 7 to 9 Friday evening at the Harley Funeral Home.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 702, Greenwood, SC 29468.

Harley Funeral Home is in charge.

 

Notes for Louise Jeanette “Jimmie” Williams:

From Dick McKee

Jimmie’s Birth Certificate listed her name as “Jeanette Williams”.  Her father added the name “Louise” several days after she was born, but the Birth Certificate was never changed.  She always used “Louise Jeanette Williams” on legal documents.  She was given the nickname “Jimmie”  by her grandfather after he tried to nickname her “Jennie”, but her mother did not approve.

It was a tradition that a girl be named “Jeanette” after her grandmother.  [There would be a "Jeanette" every other generation.]  However, neither of Jimmie’s children named a daughter “Jeanette”.

 

Jeanette McKee                   Greenwood Index Journal

Jeanette “Jimmie” W. McKee, 70, wife of Henry Royce McKee, of 531 Wilson St., No. 2, died Dec. 25, 1991, at Self Memorial Hospital.

Born in Ninety-Six, she was a daughter of J. Fred and Gladys Willey Williams.  She was a volunteer for Greenwood Methodist Home, a life member of the PTA and served as the state secretary.  She was past president of Leslie and Northside Parent and Teacher Association.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church and President of Brunson Sunday School Class.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of the home, are a daughter, Sherry Falotico of Westboro, Mass; a son, Richard “Dick” McKee of Durham, NC.; step-mother, Bessie Williams of Clinton; a step-brother, Dr. Robert A. Blake of Gastonia, NC and four grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 11 am at First Baptist Church with Dr. William Harris and Dr. Carlton Allen officiating, with burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Ernest Young, Dr. Barry M. Ruseell, Harold White, Giles Daniel, Jack Cheney, and Ron E. Noble.

Honrary escorts will be the Benson Sunday School Class, Lynn Ethridge, Dr. John Holman, Dr. Ennis James, Dr. Joseph Beaudrot, Dr. Julius Leary and Dr. Vernon Moore.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Harley Funeral Home, Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

The family is at the residence.

 

5.  Emma Frances4 McKee (James Douglas Allen3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born in Greenwood County, South Carolina.  She married Robert Edward Allen April 12, 1941 in Greenwood County, South Carolina by R. J. Walter Lee Coker, son of Robert Allen and Maudell Pirkle.  He was born April 07, 1921 in Greenville County, South Carolina, and died August 03, 1985 in North Augusta, South Carolina.

Notes for Robert Edward Allen:

Obit  Robert E. Allen           Greenwood Index Journal

North Augusta-Robert Edward Allen, 64, husband of Mrs. Carol Ballew Allen, died Saturday.

Born in Greenville, he was a son of the late Robert Earl and Maudell Pirkle Allen.  He was self employed.

Surviving in addition to his wife; are three sons, Barry Allen of Greensboro, NC., Capt. Thomas Allen of Germany and Billy Allen of Columbia; six daughters, Kay Snelling and Jean Collins, both of Columbia, Angela Hollingsworth and Pam Allen, both of Greenwood, and Bobbie and Carol Allen, both of North Augusta; two stepsons, Chip and Nathan Jones, both of North Augusta, a stepdaughter, Janice Jones of North Augusta, two brothers, Welford Allen of Greenville and Ray Allen of Greenwood; a half brother, Kenneth Allen of Travelers Rest; two sisters, Sara Alexander and Evelyn Green, both of Greenville and 11 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 am Wednesday at Posey’s Funeral Home.

Obituary                Greenville News

Robert Edward Allen of North Augusta, SC died August 3rd.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen of Greenville and Lancaster.  Robert was an electronics engineer and was owner of Allen’s Inc of Greenwood, SC.  He served in World War II with the 137th Infantry, 35th Division in Germany.  He held rank as Staff Sargeant.

Memorial services were conducted at Posey’s Funeral Home, North Augusta  on August 7th.

6.  Ruth Elois4 McKee (James Douglas Allen3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born August 05, 1923 in Ninety Six District, Greenwood County, South Carolina, and died May 23, 1987 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.  She married Ray James Gilden August 22, 1946 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina, son of J. Gilden and Maude Fox.  He was born June 23, 1921 in Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina, and died April 20, 1999 in Greenville County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for Ruth Elois McKee:

Mrs. Ruth Gilden                                 Greenwood Index Journal

Mrs. Ruth McKee Gilden, 63, of 204 Kentuckey Ave; wife of Ray Gilden, died May 23, 1987 at her home.

Born in Ninety Six, she was a daughter of the late James D. and Ruby Elam McKee.  She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Durst Plant and was a member of the UMW Church Circle and the Mission Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband of the home, are a son, John D. Gilden of Spartanburg, a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Davis of Greenwood; three brothers, Allen McKee and Royce McKee, both of Greenwood, and Bruce McKee of Coronaca; tow sisters, Mrs. Emma Allen and Miss Edna McKee, both of Greenwood; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 pm, Monday at Mathews United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sonny Gossett, the Rev. Robert VeHorne, the Rev. John Hipp officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Honorary escort will be the members of the Ladies Bible Class of Mathews United Methodist Church.

The family is at the home of Mrs. Mildred Davis, 103 Woods Terrace, Augusta Fields.

The body is at Harley Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight.  The body will be placed in the church a 2 pm Monday.

Memorial may be made to Mathews United Methodist Church.

 

Notes for Ray James Gilden:

Ray J. Gilden                                        Greenwood Index Journal

Greenwood-Ray James Gilden, 77, of 204 Kentucky Ave., husband of Esther Hunt Gilden, died April 20, 1999 at the V. A. Hospital in Columbia.

Born in Walhalla, he was a sone of the late JD and Maude Fox Gilden.  He was a retired owner of the Palmetto Radio and TV and Gilden Electronics.  He was an Army World War II Veteran, serving in Europe in the 13th Infantry, 8th Division.  He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals.  He was a member of Mathews Lions Club for 50 years and a member of the DAV, the American Legion Post 20 and Mathews United Methodist Church.  He was twice married, first to the late Ruth McKee Gilden.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a daughter, Kathy Davis of Greenwood, a son John D. Gilden of Spartanburg, two stepdaughters, Esther Summers of Greenwood and Mrs. Steve [Marti} Arsenhult of Ware Shoals; three sisters, Flora Pulley and Mildred Bosse, both of Greenwood and Mary Mason of North Augusta, a brother, William H. Gilden of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 11 am Thursday at Harley Funeral Home by the Rev. Nellie Cloninger and the Rev. John Hipp.  Burial with full military rites will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Dennis Scott, Danny Reid, Rusty Adams, William Griffin, Ralph Thomas, Tony Davis, and Toney Crouch.

Honorary escorts are members of the Mathews Lions Club, the American Legion Post 20, all employees of Dorn VA Hospital 4th West, 8th Division Company L., the Men’s Bible Class of Mathews United Methodist Church, Dr. O. M. Cobb, Dr. Roland McKinney, Dr. Cesar Vivanco, Debbie Hoag, Gail Perry, Jackie Smith, Bud Smith, Susanne Hunt, Randy Hunt and Anna Smith.

Visitation will be from 7-9 pm Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

The family is at the home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Harley Funeral Home is in charge.

9.  Howard Bruce4 McKee (James Douglas Allen3, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina.  He married (1) Margaret Ellen White January 16, 1948 in Greenwood County, South Carolina by J. A. Hannieott, daughter of Rudolph White and Mary Edwards.  She was born August 18, 1929 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, and died July 02, 1952 in Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida.  He married (2) Marcia Dodorita Friday August 16, 1953 in Greenwood County, South Carolina by J. E. Willis.

Notes for Margaret Ellen White:

From Virginia Heaton

Bruce’s first wife, Margaret. was tall, blue eyed and had blonde hair.  They were on vacation and she took sick and he rushed her to the doctor’s office and she died.

Greenwood Index Journal

Funeral Service To be Tomorrow for Mrs. McKee

Mrs. Margaret Ellen White McKee, wife of H. Bruce McKee will known young matron of Greenwood, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning in Brookville, Fla., while returning to Greenwood after a vacation trip.

Mrs. McKee was 22 years old and was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 18, 1929.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. white, residents of Greenwood, and had been living in Greenwood for the last 20 years.  She was a member of the Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church and was active in all phases of church work.  Mrs. McKee had led a faithful and consecrated Christian life.

Surviving besides her husband and parents are three sisters, Mirsses Dorothy Lee, Helen Louise and Nancy White; two brothers, Ruddy and Roney White; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Wite, all of Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 7 o’clock from the Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. J. E. Willis and the Rev. Denver S. Lee officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Paul Owings, Jr., George Tensley, Kenneth Lawson, Leroy Higginbotham, E. F. LaGrone, Gilbert McDowell, Carroll Owens, Junior Madden, and S. L. Madden.  Composing the honorary escort will be deacons of Callie Self Memorial Baptist church and the officers of the Sunday School of the church.

After 5 o’clock this afternoon the body will be at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. white, 320 East Cambridge Ave., to await the service hour.  Harley Funeral Home in charge.

Greenville News

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Ellen White McKee will be conducted from Callie Self Memorial Church in South Greenwood Friday at 4pm by the Rev. Denver S. Lee and the Rev. J. E. Willis.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McKee, wife of H. Bruce McKee of Greenwood, died unexpectedly in Brookville, Fla; Wednesday while returning from a vacation trip.

Pall bearers will be Paul Owings, Jr., George Tensley, Kenneth Lawson, Leroy Higginbotham, E. F. LaGrone, Gilbert McDowell, Carroll Owens, Junior Madden, and S. L. Madden.  Composing the honorary escort will be deacons of Callie Self Memorial Baptist church and the officers of the Sunday School of the church.

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